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People Are Awesome: See What Happens When a Bunch of City Kids Climb a Mountain

by Davy Rothbart

August 7, 2013

Our annual trips are funded entirely through donations from individuals who support what we're doing and believe in the importance of giving these kids a chance to explore the great outdoors. We are entirely volunteer-based, and 100 percent of the funds contributed go directly to the costs of running our programs. We're able to do a lot of good with very little resources, and hope to continue to run these programs for years to come.

Can you help us? If you feel moved to, there are three main ways:

1) Contributing to our IndieGoGo campaign. Any funds we receive are appreciated enormously and will go directly toward covering the cost of this year's trip, as well as future trips. The campaign runs for another week; that is the easiest way to contribute, but you can also contact us at WashingtonToWashington@gmail.com to learn about other options.

2) Help us spread the word! We deeply appreciate your help getting the word out. Please share our short video, our IndieGoGo page, our photo galleries from past trips, or our main website with your friends! Facebook and Twitter posts, or emails to those who you think might connect most deeply with our project are hugely effective. The more people who are aware of our Washington II Washington trips, the more crucial support we'll have to keep these trips going.

3) Donating gear. We are always in need of tents, sleeping bags, flashlights, and other camping and hiking supplies. Please contact us at WashingtonToWashington@gmail.com if you can help us in this way.

From all of us—James Molenda, Brandon Baugh, Denice Durant, Ryan Wyatt, Maggie Smith, Barry Sims, Jason Orfanon, A.J. Wilhelm, and Alex Gross—we thank you so much for your kindness and generosity! It means the world to us—and to these very deserving kids.

This project is part of GOOD's series Push for Good—our guide to crowdsourcing creative progress.

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